I certainly hope not, but with this polar front, no telling if the weather will break for the better before things freeze up. With that thought in mind, I burned another vacation day to fish Monday, what was predicted as the last 60 degree day of the year. I ended up going to EC with buddy Lee Dilly. Problem was, the warm temps were there because they were being ushered in by strong south winds - not a good thing in a jon boat. They were already steady at 18 mph when we launched, with the beginning of whitecaps appearing. Things only went downhill from there as winds increased to 23 mph with gusts to 27. It was nearly impossible to hold in position and fish effectively in that wind, and the fish didn't seem to be biting in the few protected coves we fished later. We finally found some fish late in the day and grinded it out in the breeze, managing about a dozen and a half nice crappie. Let me tell you, it was a chore fishing 1/16 and 1/8-oz jigs in that kind of wind, but we persevered.
Water temps were just over 50 on the lower end, but a couple degrees cooler north of the causeway in the shallower upper end. WIll we get another crack at the fish somewhere in weather warmer than freezing? It's a wait and see game at this point.